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Ariens paint match

Going to be replacing the auger bearing on a project 1027LE so since I'm going to have it all apart I may as well clean up all the rust and give the inside of the bucket and auger a fresh coat of paint, Ariens paint is um well ahhh a rip off lol real $$$ for just the spray can but I seen some place here of some other paints that match pretty well. So what have you used and pics would be apprieciated, OK pics because it's like snow blower porn and I know you guys like it too lol.
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I have not done it myself but I have read in more than one place that Chevy Orange is pretty darn close.

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I believe it is Chevy Engine Orange.
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Chevy Engine Orange is the way to go (or at least the way I'd go if redoing an Ariens).
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I believe it is Chevy Engine Orange.
Yes. Thank you.

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Ah and I'm a Chevy guy too lol... Hmmm Chevy has a few different shades over the yrs though, any particular brand recommended, Engine paint is a good idea though. Pretty good at resisting rust and temps cold or hot.
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Hey Dauntae, I too have used the Chevy Orange paint, for complete cover jobs, as well as patch jobs. The closest I've come when doing patch jobs, is when I got the paint from my local NAPA stores. I've tried a few brands from different vendors, and tho more expensive, (still half of Ariens paint), its seems to be the closest and most consistent color. GLuck, J
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Ah and I'm a Chevy guy too lol... Hmmm Chevy has a few different shades over the yrs though, any particular brand recommended, Engine paint is a good idea though. Pretty good at resisting rust and temps cold or hot.
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I'll help a brother anyway.

If your going to be doing the whole machine you can do it in stages. I use Kubota Orange Implement Paint, get it at tractor supply. Really nice shade of Orange, comes in rattle can & brush on. I've sprayed a few machines but this paint is weird, EXTREMELY easy to get runs, and acts like it has the opposite of static kling at joints where edges meet. Almost like a repelling charge moves the paint from the joint. I've sanded, washed, solvent cleaned, even got deglosser from body shop..... still acts the same way.
I've gotten over brush marks as these are just snowblowers and not being entered in a Barrett Jackson Auction.
I mostly sand and paint, have had a few blasted and then i paint. Even when brush painting the joints repel the paint but not as bad. If you do brush paint take your time and stay with it as its drying, runs develop from out of thin air, but easily brush right out. The first one I did looked great when i finished painting, the next day was like ***.... where did these runs come from.
Just weird paint, but looks great and seems to be holding up well with time. Good luck in your project.

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Here are some examples of the paints and how they look.
Green is implement paint, black is rustoleum appliance paint.
Orange is implement paint on this completed 32" machine.
In the one picture inside the garage you can see a 32" completed machine with Kubota Orange closest to you, then closest to the door you can see a machine in progress with rustoleum safety orange on chassis & bucket, and factory ariens orange on the chute. Hope these help in your decision.
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Ariens 24" 910962 7HP
Ariens 24" 924117 Modified Pro 342cc / 15.50 GT.. Currently Under Construction and testing trials commenced .......
Ariens 32" 924044 Modified Pro 342cc / 16.50 GT
Ariens / Troy Bilt 36" Frankenblower 16HP
~~ And Lastly ~~
Ariens 28" 924??? Double auger & impeller 14HP v-twin BEAST !!!
Plans are being drafted, parts are accumulating in the pile......
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When I redid my Ariens I used Dupli-color DE1620 Chevrolet orange.

Attached is a photo of the result... the chute was refinished with that paint, the auger and tractor housings are brand-new from Ariens. I think the color matches pretty well.
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